Acrobat PDF File printer_32Per L. Bylund, Ph.D.
Dept of Management & Entrepreneurship
Hankamer School of Business
Baylor University
One Bear Place #98006
Waco, TX 76798-8006


Present Positions

John F. Baugh Center Research Professor, Department of Management & Entrepreneurship, Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University. 2013-

Research Fellow, McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, University of Missouri. 2008-

Associate Fellow, Ratio Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. 2012-

Previous Positions

Researcher, Office of Economic Development, University of Missouri. 2013.

Adjunct Professor, Management Department, Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri. 2012-2013.

Postdoctoral research fellow in economics and entrepreneurship, Ludwig von Mises Institute. 2012.

Research fellow, Business Research and Information Development Group (BRIDG). 2007.


Ph.D.Applied EconomicsUniversity of Missouri, July 2012. Dissertation Title: “Specialization and the Firm.” Advisor: Peter G. Klein.

M.A.Political Science. Lund University, Sweden, June 2005. Thesis title: “Man and Matter: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Justification of Ownership in Land from the Basis of Self-Ownership.” (Published in Libertarian Papers.) Advisor: Mats Sjölin.

M.S.Informatics. Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, June 1999. Thesis title: “Micro Payments on the Internet: Criteria for Micro Payment Systems.” (Won BEST scholarship.) Advisor: Carita Åbom.

B.Sc.Business Administration. Jönköping International Business School, March 1998. Thesis title: “Timeliness in Financial Reporting: A Case Study of Two Manufacturing Companies Listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.” Advisor: Carita Åbom. (Majors: corporate finance, accounting).


Refereed Publications

“Explaining Firm Emergence: Specialization, Transaction Costs, and the Integration Process.” Forthcoming. Managerial and Decision Economics. [SSRN]

“The Place of Austrian Economics in Contemporary Entrepreneurship Research,” (with P. G. Klein). Forthcoming. Review of Austrian Economics. [SSRN]

“Ronald Coase’s ‘Nature of the Firm’ and the Argument for Economic Planning.” Forthcoming. Journal of the History of Economic Thought. [SSRN]

Man and Matter: How the Former Gains Ownership of the Latter.” 2012. Libertarian Papers. 4(1): 73-118.[SSRN]

Division of Labor and the Firm: An Austrian Attempt at Explaining the Firm in the Market.” 2011. Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 14(2): 188-215. [SSRN]

Piracy, Inc.: On the Bearing of the Firm Analogy to Pirate Organization.” 2010. Review of Austrian Economics 23(3): 299-305. [SSRN]

Unblocking a Free Market Perspective in Labor Economics.” 2008. Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, X(2): 236-247. [SSRN]

Edited Books

Sådan är kapitalismen, (with H. Alexandersson). 2002. Stockholm: Frihetsfrontens förlag.

Book Chapters

“The Firm and the Authority Relation.” Forthcoming 2014. In G. Nell (Ed.), Austrian Theory and Economic Organization. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [SSRN]

“Toward a Framework for Behavioral Strategy: What We Can Learn from Austrian Economics.” Forthcoming 2014. In T.K. Das (Ed.), Behavioral Strategy: Emerging Perspectives. Information Age Publishing. [SSRN]

“‘They Have the Internet on Computers Now?’ Entrepreneurship and Economics in The Simpsons,” (with C. M. Holbrook and P. G. Klein). Forthcoming 2014. In J. C. Hall (Ed.) Homer Economicus: The Simpsons and Economics. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press. [SSRN]

Löntagarfonderna och ägandet av produktionsmedlen.” 2013. In M. Eriksson (Ed.) Sista försöket att socialisera Sverige? 30 år efter löntagarfondsstriden, pp. 37-44. Stockholm: Svensk Tidskrift.

Vi behöver nationalekonomin.” 2013. In A. Ydstedt (Ed.) Svensk Tidskrift Årsbok 2012, pp. 79-84. Stockholm: Svensk Tidskrift.

“Entrepreneurship and the Economics of the Firm,” (with N. J. Foss and P. G. Klein). 2012. In D. Hjorth (Ed.) Handbook of Organisational Entrepreneurship, pp. 49-63. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. [SSRN]

Book Reviews

Review of K. I. Westeren (Ed.)Foundations Of The Knowledge Economy: Innovation, Learning and Clusters (2012). 2014. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 3(1)

Review of P. LewinCapital in Disequilibrium: The Role of Capital in a Changing World (2012). 2013. Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 15(3): 375-382.

Review of P. T. LeesonThe Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates (2009). 2011. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 80(1): 260-262.

Review of M. YunusCreating a World without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism (2007), (with M. P. Mondelli). 2009. Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development. 1(3): 125-127.

Translated Works

Wicksell, K. 2011. Knut Wicksell’s Tribute to Menger. Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 14(4): 462-470.

Selection of Conference Presentations

“The Firm: Heterogenizing Heterogeneous Resources.” 1st Management Theory Conference, San Francisco CA, October 2013. Midwest Strategy Meeting, Champaign IL, July 2013. Journal of Management Workshop, Denver CO, April 2013.

“The ‘Austrian’ School of Strategy: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead.” Academy of Management, Orlando FL, August 2013. Austrian Economics Research Conference, Auburn AL, March 2013.

“Can Entrepreneurs Cope with Regime Uncertainty? Insight from New Institutional Economics,” (with M. McCaffrey). Ratio Institute Colloquium for Young Social Scientists, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2012.

“Simulating the Role of Specialization at the Firm/Market Boundary.” Academy of Management, Boston MA, August 2012. Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, April 2012. Southern Economic Association, Washington DC, November 2011.

“Ronald Coase’s Nature of the Firm and the Socialist Calculation Debate.” History of Economics Society, St. Catharines, Ontario, June 2012.

“The Firm as an Island of Specialization.” Multi- and Micro-Level Issues in Strategic Entrepreneurship, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2011.

“The Firm and Strategic Factor Markets: the Role of the Firm in the Creation of Factor Markets.” Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference, Atlanta GA, May 2011. Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn AL, March 2011. Austrian Student Scholars Conference, Grove City PA, February 2011.

“The Firm as Extra-Market Specialization.” Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn AL, March 2011. Southern Economic Association, Atlanta GA, November 2010.


As Instructor

MGMT 4970 Strategic Management, Spring 2013

MGMT 4750 Entrepreneurial Innovation Management: Enterprise Operations, Spring 2013

MGMT 4710 The Entrepreneurial Process, Spring 2013

MGMT 4750 Entrepreneurship Innovative Management, Fall 2012

MGMT 4710 The Entrepreneurial Process, Fall 2012

AE3251 Intermediate Price Theory, Fall 2010.

As Teaching Assistant

AE3251 Intermediate Price Theory, Spring 2010

AE3286 Economics of Managerial Decision Making, Fall 2009

AE1041 Applied Microeconomics, Fall 2009

Training and Related Experience

Participated in a three-day teaching workshop (Institute for Humane Studies), Washington DC, 2011.

Advanced Graduate Teaching Skill Development Program, Division of Applied Social Sciences, University of Missouri, 2008-2010.

Chief Competency Officer and internal educator at WOCHB. Westergren och Boman 2001-2003.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

Outstanding reviewer, Academy of Management meeting, BPS section, 2013.

Founding Scholar, Entrepreneurship Research Society, 2013.

Warren and Sylvia Samuels Young Scholars Award, History of Economics Society, 2012.

John Bies International Travel Scholarship, Graduate School, University of Missouri, 2012.

Humane Studies Fellowship, Institute of Humane Studies: B. Marcus Fellow 2011-2012; Dan Searle Fellow 2010-2011; Thomas C. & Irene W. Graham Fellow 2009-2010; Cortopassi Fellow 2008-2009.

HES Young Scholar, Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholars Program, History of Economics Society, 2011.

Albert R. Hagan Memorial Graduate Fellowship in Agricultural Economics, awarded “the top graduate student in the department,” Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Missouri, April 11, 2011.

Superior Graduate Student Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Dept of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Graduate Student Association, University of Missouri, 2010; 2009.

Frank Miller Graduate Student Award, for “leadership provided to graduate students in the department and to the agricultural economics graduate program,” Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Missouri, December 4, 2009.

Richard E. Fox Foundation Research Paper Contest, 2nd place, Austrian Student Scholars Conference, Grove City PA, October 30-31, 2009.

Margaret Rowley Fellowship, Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2009.

Scholarship, Tekn. Dr. Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse för Internationellt Industriellt Företagande (The Dr. Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for Advanced Education in International Industrial Entrepreneurship), 2008-2011.

Fellow, Preparing Future Faculty program, University of Missouri, 2008-2009.

BEST scholarship, JUSEK and VSJ, for best informatics/information science thesis in Sweden, 1999.


Professional Service

Editorial Board member - Journal of Management Studies.

Ad Hoc Referee - Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Small Business Management, International Studies of Management and OrganizationJournal of Economic SurveysJournal of EconomicsJournal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Review of Austrian Economics, Studies in Emergent Orders.

Associated Scholar, Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn AL. 2013-

Academy of Management meeting; Reviewer Business Policy and Strategy division, 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011. Reviewer Entrepreneurship division 2014; 2013.

Austrian Economics Research Conference; Session organizer & chair “Austrian Economics in Contemporary Management and Entrepreneurship Research” 2014.

Austrian Scholars Conference; Session chair 2012; 2011.

Southern Economic Association meeting; Discussant “Market Structure” 2011; Discussant “Industrial Organization Topics I” 2010; Panelist 2009.

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association General Meeting; Moderator 2010, Session Organizer 2009.

Executive Committee of Graduate student association: Vice president 2008-2009, Technology officer 2009-2010.

Executive Committee, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, GSS section, 2008-2010.

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Management

Strategic Management Society

American Economic Association

International Society for New Institutional Economics

History of Economic Society

Other Professional Experience

Positions Held

Manager of IT and Development, nordengren ett, Malmö, Sweden. 2006-2007.

Business Analyst, Guide Konsult, Malmö, Sweden. 2005-2006.

Communications Expert, William’s English Services, Taipei, Republic of China. 2004.

Business and IT Consultant, WOCHB. Westergren och Boman, Stockholm, Sweden. 2000-2003.

Business Process Technology Consultant, Datastrategi /, Stockholm, Sweden. 1999-2000.

Business Projects (Startups)

Founder of four small business start-up companies between 1993 and 2005.